As one of the oldest and largest philanthropic organizations in the Southeast Louisiana region, we’re proud of our investments in creating a thriving community for all.  Through our partnership with the community, we help to develop the effectiveness of the region’s nonprofit sector–guiding national foundations who wish to invest in our community; connecting donors with nonprofit leaders and the strategic issues they face; and coordinating diverse efforts for optimal impact.

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Our Grantmaking Programs

The grantmaking opportunities below with a green dot are open or by invitation only. The gray dot indicates the program is currently closed. We encourage you to revisit this page often to learn about new grant cycles and deadline updates. For GNOF Grantees, click here to download the Grant Reporting document. Questions? Please email grants@gnof.org.

Open Fund Description Open Date Due Date
2 IMPACT – Harold W. Newman, Jr. Charitable Trust Funding is available for organizations that provide health care assistance to residents of New Orleans whose U.S. adjusted gross income for the preceding tax year, when added to any tax-exempt income and income from a spouse for that same year, is at least $75,000 but not more than $200,000. The health care assistance must be for cancer, heart disease, or Alzheimer’s. TBD TBD
2 IMPACT – Kahn-Oppenheim Trust Funding is available for the development and/or improvement of public health outreach and education programs to inform people about ways to prevent diseases like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, HIV/AIDS, and others, insofar as these programs involve physical, nutritional, or dietary regimens. TBD TBD
2 The LGBT Fund Supporting equality, fairness, acceptance, and mutual respect for all. 08/30/19 09/27/19
2 The Gert Town Community Fund To enhance the quality of life for people in the Gert Town Community. TBD TBD
2 Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge Design a breakthrough in organizational, management, leadership, financial, governance, technological, or programmatic problem facing organizations and the human service field. TBD TBD
2 The Doris and Peter Hansen Technical Assistance Fund Supports organizations located in the City of New Orleans sponsoring cultural activities in the fields of classical music, theater, and fine arts. By Invitation Only
2 Pratt-Stanton Manor Fund To help older adults live dignified, meaningful, and independent lives. 06/10/19 07/15/19
2 Norco Community Fund To support programs serving the Norco Community and its residents. 02/22/19 03/22/19
2 New Orleans Works (NOW) To prepare low-skilled and incumbent workers for career pathways to address critical workforce needs. Currently Closed
2 Maison Hospitaliere To provide assistance to indigent women in the Greater New Orleans area. 08/19/19 09/06/19
2 GNOF Exxon-Mobil Fund To support programs in St. Bernard Parish and a portion of Algiers. 07/15/19 08/12/19
2 IMPACT To support the region in the following categories: arts & culture, education, youth development, health, and social services. TBD TBD
2 Norco Economic Development Foundation To address social and economic issues at the local level in a manner that increases the capacity of the Norco community. 02/22/19 03/22/19
2 The Freeman Challenges To assist nonprofits with creating an endowment for the first time or building upon an existing one. Will open September 2019 Organizations must attend a prerequisite workshop in January/February 2019.
2 The Environmental Fund To inspire ecological, economic, and cultural vitality, resilience, and sustainability. Currently Closed
1 The Selley Foundation To improve the lives of people in the Greater New Orleans area. An advisory committee reviews grant requests in the following program areas: arts & culture, education, and the environment. 01/02/2019 02/01/2019
1 Albert N. and Hattie M. McClure To support the emergency bricks & mortar projects (i.e., repairs, replacements, etc.) of eligible United Way partner agencies in Southeast Louisiana. Rolling
2 Community Revitalization To support the housing and community revitalization needs of the City of New Orleans. Currently Closed